It was the 90s that I developed my obsession for sugary snacks and junk food. While I try to eat healthier today, I still reward myself when I feel deserving…or just really need something sweet. But I can’t help but reminisce about those sweet and salty treats from my youth that are no longer available. (Unless you purchase an old can or bag on Ebay) Here are some of my personal favorites that I wish were still around today….
Slightly larger than their milk chocolate counterpart, crispy M&M’s were released in 1999. While they are still available in Europe and parts of Asia, they were discontinued in North America in 2005.
Butterfinger was one of my favorite candy bars, even though it would aggressively stick to my teeth and the tops of my gums. It seemed like it had much more complex flavors compared to most chocolate bars. So naturally I was excited when the B&B’s were announced. They would be like Maltesers only 10x better. Unfortunately Bart Simpson sold his last BB in 2006 and I had to go back to eating fucking Maltesers.
It was the precursor to flavored waters that we see today. Clearly Canadian was marketed as “made with pure Canadian water”. That didn’t seem like that big of a deal to me at the time because I am Canadian, but I can see it’s merit to an international audience.
Like the bubbly drink itself, Clearly Canadian dissolved into the 2000s after selling over 2 billion bottles. The drink apparently might still exist though… It has a Facebook page and apparently had a crowd-funding initiative in 2013. But their website does not work, so I’m baffled by this one.
I thought these were the coolest things, but they had a weird aftertaste to them and really didn’t taste like a genuine Dorito at all….more like a corn-chip.
Some people may recall Pepsi Clear much better, but I was in the Pepsi Blue era. Despite having Britney Spears and Papa Roach as spokes people and having product placement in movies like The Italian Job, Pepsi Blue was considering a huge flop. I liked it….as a kid, doubt I could drink it today. It was incredibly sweet and tasted like a liquid version of Nerds Hard Candy. Also, this wasn’t a 90s drink (2002) but I wanted to mention it anyways.
What 90s (or early 2000s) foods/snacks do you guys miss? Let us know and maybe we’ll research and feature it here on The Nostalgia Blog!